This one's three decades old, but nonetheless I failed to investigate The Bible! until far more recently. From what I've been able to glean the exclamation mark on their moniker was only applied on early releases. This Cambridge, UK combo actually had two full lengths that were apparently well circulated - Walking the Ghost Back Home (1986) and Eureka, on a major label no less, a couple years later. Behold their first single (depicted to your left). "Graceland" is an exemplary slice of Anglophile pop, rife with lilting folky textures a la Aztec Camera and Justin Hayward's post-Haircut One Hundred solo forays. The single would be released several times over in multiple formats in the years to follow. The flip, "Sweetness" is considerably more chilled-out, gravitating toward the AOR realm.
The Hellcats "Cherry Mansions" 1988 - ...out of Tav Falco's twilightzone creep some hellcats...Hellcats is the first band for Memphis underground legend Lorette Velvette. She formed the band to...
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